OPENED SINCE 12th AUGUST, 2019

CLINICAL TEAM

Jo Bailey - (Clinical Psychologist) MPsych, BPsych, MAPS, MACPA

Jo Bailey

Areas of Interest:

Aged Care Psychiatry and neurodegeneration (dementia), trauma & attachment and Autism Spectrum Disorders,


Emma Slater (Provisional Psychologist)

Emma Slater

Bio to come soon!!

Nancy Poldervaart (Provisional Psychologist)

Nancy Poldervaart

Bio to come soon!!

Psychologist (male)

image12

Healthwise are currently preparing the way for a new male psychologist to start VERY soon. Please call to discuss.

New Provisional

image13

A casual Provisional Psychologist will be joining our team in March 2020. 

New Psychologist

image14

A New Psychologist is on their way - watch this space to find out who they are 

OTHER STAFF

Alex

image15

Alex W -  Administration Manager 

New Receptionist coming soon

image16

Watch this space!

HAVE YOU TRIED OUR NEW SERVICES?

EMDR

image17

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy that has been used for about 25 years.   It integrates many of the successful elements of a range of therapeutic approaches, yet there are aspects of EMDR that are unique. In particular, the therapist leads a patient in a series of lateral eye movements while the patient simultaneously focuses on various aspects of a disturbing memory or thought.  The left – right eye movements in EMDR therapy are a form of “bilateral stimulation”. Other forms of bilateral stimulation used in our clinic include alternating bilateral sound using headphones and alternating tactile simulation using a handheld device that vibrates or taps the hands.

EMDR therapy is applicable for a wide range of psychological problems that result from overwhelming life experiences.

EMDR has demonstrated significant effect with trauma, pain, anxiety, panic, depression, stress, attachment problems, and emotional distress.

Biofeedback

image18

 

During our biofeedback session, highly sensitive sensors are placed on your skin (usually neck, finger or ear). These sensors send signals to a monitor, which display a sound, flash of light, or image that represents your heart and breathing rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, or muscle activity.

When you're under stress, these functions change. Your heart rate speeds up, your muscles tighten, your blood pressure rises, you start to sweat, and your breathing quickens. You can see these stress responses as they happen in real time, and then get immediate feedback as you try to control them.

Several different relaxation exercises are used in biofeedback therapy:

  • Deep breathing
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Guided imagery  
  • Mindfulness meditation

All helping you learn to let go of negative emotions

Hypnotherapy

image19

 Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique in which clinicians make suggestions to individuals who have undergone a procedure designed to relax them and focus their minds. ... Hypnosis can also help people change their habits, such as quitting smoking.  Simply put, hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. ... The suggestions given to people under hypnosis appear to be an important part of the mechanism through which the procedure works .

 For people with anxiety issues, severe stress, or depression, this can help ease the symptoms. But hypnosis is not a panacea, and is most effective when it's used in conjunction with therapy and lifestyle changes. Particularly for long-term, chronic problems, it may take about 6-8 sessions to see results. 

Additionally, clinical hynotherapy can be highly effective for a wide  range of conditions and can help you gain control of your moods (not just for losing weight and stopping smoking!!)    



common Problems and how we can help....

Depression and Anxiety

image20

Under Construction

Grief, loss and Complex Trauma

image21

Under Construction

Psychosis and Drugs & Alcohol

image22

Under Construction